Using SmartPhone hotspot for stealth eBay and PayPal

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by BobbyVan, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. BobbyVan

    BobbyVan Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    So I've been using my iPhone's personal hotspot as a modem for my computer to log into eBay and PayPal (stealth) because when you turn flight mode on and off (or the phone off and back on) it assigns a new IP each time. Of course I clear phone cookies as well as use different user accounts on my computer.

    This has been working great for 6-7 months, I've never had any accounts linked.

    PayPal limited one of my accounts and refunded a bunch of buyers and so I couldn't purchase drop ship items (no access to money) and my account went into minus. I just bailed on that account and it's in negative $1100. I haven't used it again since.

    My question - can you be traced or anything via SmartPhone personal hotspots or should it be okay? It's been 6 months now and I haven't heard anything, thought I'd check though.
     
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  2. antboy

    antboy Newbie

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    good idea, but what would make ebay or paypal wanna track the account anyway? they have the mobile apps and the "cell phone as a hotspot" market is growing so its not unusual activity.
     
  3. BobbyVan

    BobbyVan Newbie

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    Like I said in my post, I owe PayPal $1100 which I have no intention of paying.
     
  4. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    It is not smart having your name on the phone account. However I think you should be in good shape.
    I do not see any future problems heading your way. But from now on take some investment cash and
    put it into a VPS program.
     
  5. haki_master

    haki_master Regular Member

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    I dont think ebay will come after you since already 6 months passed and no collection team showed up , although usually thats the time when they send the collection team.So if in the next few months nobody shows up you are ok , as long as all your info was stealth.